I know it's probably too soon to start worrying about dental school selection, but I've heard back from all of my top choices, and decided that I wanted to send out a deposit before Christmas, as I'd like to have a "relaxing" holiday season. I have acceptances from Penn, Tufts, Pacific, Nova, and Creighton. I'm looking to specialize (perio perhaps), though looking at my performance in college and on the DAT, it's unlikely that I'll be in the top 25% at an elite school. My advisor mentioned that I should go to Penn because of it's reputation. My dad (a dentist) says I should should go to Tufts because its stats are a bit less and I'd have a competitive advantage. I have no idea what to think anymore. Any recommendation, ideas, suggestions, insight?